Associated Press

Associated Press 21 May 2020

Graduates optimistic as they face tight job market


As the class of 2020 prepares to enter the work force the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits since the coronavirus pandemic has swelled to nearly 39 million. Recent graduates are facing the crisis with optimism. (May 21)

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